Planting roses in containers

I would like to know what size of a pot plant to use for planting roses in. We would like to plant creeper roses that need to climb up to two metres on an arch on my balcony. New gardener

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 26, 2017
    Choose a container twice the size f the root ball depth and width with drainage holes
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 26, 2017
    Climbing roses will need a bigger root system than a regular rose to support the longer branches... both will grow to the limits of their root system...
  • Elaine Elaine on Nov 26, 2017
    I agree with Marty! You will need a VERY large pot! I am now in a condo with a balcony and while I love climbing roses, I didn’t buy any for this reason. Ask for advice at a reliable nursery; a wine barrel type of container might work but if you are in a gardening zone that receives snow and ice, I don’t think the roses will survive as the roots and soil will freeze. Perhaps, a carpenter friend can build something large for you ... but again, if you get Winter conditions, the containers will have to be insulated against the freeze-thaw-freeze conditions of Winter.
  • Crl6390785 Crl6390785 on Nov 26, 2017
    A large container ,like the half whiskey barrel size, at least. Depending on where you live use planters made of a material that won't freeze and crack if you have really cold winters.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Nov 27, 2017
    A smaller miniature rose (from 6 to 18 inches tall) needs a pot at least 6 to 8 inches deep; a 2- to 3-foot standard rose requires a container at least 18 inches deep. Make sure the pot has a drainage hole.

  • Asma Asma on Nov 27, 2017
    Thanks for all the info. Will definitely be visiting a nursery before i purchase any pots. Love the idea. Hope it works.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 27, 2017
    YOu need to start with small pots and as the roses grow, pot up. If you use too large pots to begin with, you'll get more roots before plant growth
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